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Richest Female Footballers in the World 20

Football is the most popular sport and one of the highest-paying sports in the world, not just for men; even women are not far behind as they also earn millions.

In this article today, we are going to take a look at the top 10 richest female football players, who have earned and amassed a huge fortune to their name.

 Top 10 Richest Female Football Players 2022

Rank Names Net Worth Age Nationality
1 Marta Vieira da Silva $13 Million 36 Brazil
2 Wendie Renard $10 Million 31 France
3 Amandine Henry $7 Million 32 France
4 Alex Morgan $4 Million 32 United States
5 Megan Rapinoe $3.7 Million 36 United States
6 Carli Lloyd $3.3 Million 39 United States
7 Julie Ertz $3 Million 30 United States
8 Ada Hegerberg $3  Million 26 Norway
9 Samantha Kerr $2.5 Million 28 Australia
10 Christine Sinclair $2 Million 38 Canada

 

1. Marta Vieira da Silva

Richest Female Footballer - Marta Vieira da Silva

Richest Female Football Player in the World 2022

Marta Vieira da Silva, known as Marta, is not just the richest female footballer in the world but is also considered the greatest female player of all time.

The Brazilian footballer, with both Brazilian and Swedish citizenship, plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a forward.

From 2006 to 2010, Marta was the all-time top scorer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament and was named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times.

She has scored 112 goals for Brazil, which has interestingly made her Brazil’s top international goalscorer of either gender. In addition, she is the first to score at five World Cup editions, not only among women but also in men’s competitions.

Not to mention, Marta holds the record for most goals in the FIFA World Cup competition, both men’s and women’s, as she has opened the gate 17 times before. As of the Olympic Games’ records also, Marta has become the first female footballer to score in five consecutive competitions.

2. Wendie Renard

Richest Female Footballer - Wendie Renard

The second richest female footballer in the world is Wéndèleine Thérèse Renard, a French professional footballer. She plays as a centre-back, and captains both Division 1 Féminine club Lyon and the France national team. A goal-scoring defender, Renard is one of the most decorated players in modern women’s club football.

Wendie Renard is the holder of many UEFA Women’s Champions League records. She has done it as Lyon captain for five seasons and has played in nine finals and won seven titles overall since the UEFA Women’s Cup in 2009/10.

In 2019 she was referred to as the “institution” at Lyon by the New York Times. It is also worth mentioning that Lyon is the most successful club in European women’s football, Renard has many titles and achievements to her name, including 14 French League titles which is a record.

3. Amandine Henry

Richest Female Footballer - Amandine Henry

Amandine Chantal Henry is a French footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Division 1 Feminine club Lyon and the French national team. Having amassed a net worth of $7 million over a career, she is one of the richest female footballers in the world in 2022.

She is a famous football player, kicking the ball as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French national team.

As a former women’s youth international having played all levels, Henry made her senior international debut in 2009; she has been one of the most remarkable players in the team.

She won the Silver Ball award at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and earned the second spot in UEFA’s annual Best Women’s Player in Europe competition in the same year.

4. Alex Morgan

Richest Female Footballer - Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is an iconic figure in American women’s soccer. She is recognized for her accomplishment as a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and for earning a gold medal during the Olympics. She plays for Orlando Pride and the United States soccer team as a forward.

Alexandra Morgan Carrasco is an American professional soccer player for San Diego Wave FC of the National Women’s Soccer League, the highest division of women’s professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women’s national soccer team.

She was a member of the U.S. team during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she became the youngest member of the national team. She later became U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and also a FIFA World Player of the Year finalist.

5. Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe

Megan Anna Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the United States national team.

She has been one of the most successful women in the football world, with so many honours and achievements to her name.

As USA’s co-captain alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, she helped the team earn the Bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Megan Rapione is the first player, male or female, to score a goal directly from a corner at the Olympic Games, not only once, but interestingly twice. As we have mentioned before she won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

6. Carli Lloyd

Richest Female Footballer - Carli Lloyd

Carli Anne Hollins is a former American professional soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year, and a four-time Olympian.

Carli Lloyd was born July 16, 1982, in Delran, New Jersey, U.S. American association football player who, as one of the sport’s leading midfielders, helped the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) win two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012) and two World Cups (2015 and 2019).

Lloyd became the first player ever to score three goals in a FIFA Women’s World Cup final and the second footballer in history to score a hat-trick in any senior FIFA World Cup Final, after Geoff Hurst, during U.S. victory over Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.

She became the best player in the tournament, earning the Golden Ball Trophy and the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament. Lloyd announced that she would be retiring from the national team soon, and eventually, she played her last international match with the USWNT on October 26th, 2021.

7. Julie Ertz

Richest Female Footballer - Julie Ertz

Julie Beth Ertz is an American soccer player for the United States women’s national soccer team. She first appeared for the United States national team during an international friendly against Scotland on February 9, 2013. She has since made more than 100 total appearances for the team.

She has been one of the bests in the world of women’s football, achieving the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Ertz played impressively during all the tournaments games and therefore was named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. she was the second-youngest member of the 2015 U.S

8. Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hagerberg was born on 10 July 1995, she is a Norwegian striker, currently kicking the ball for Olympique Lyonnais and Norway national team.

She helped her team win second place in the UEFA Women’s Championship. She was also part of the Norway team in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2017 UEFA Women’s Championship. In 2016, Hegerberg was awarded the UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award. She was also interestingly the first-ever recipient of the Ballon d’Or Féminin in 2018.

UEFA presented Hegerberg with its Best Women’s Player in Europe award on 25 August 2016 and BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year titles in 2017 and 2019. A combination of salary and endorsements earned Ada $425,000 in 2022.

9. Samantha Kerr

Samantha Kerr

Samantha err has achieved so much so far, being the all-time leading Australian international scorer, both among men and women, surpassing Tim Cahill’s previous record of 50 goals, as of 2022. She is also the all-time leading scorer in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States.

Kerr is also the only female football player to have won the Golden Boot in three different leagues and on three different continents, which are the W-League in Australia in 2017–18 and 2018–19, the NWSL in North America in 2017, 2018, 2019, and the FAWSL in Europe in 2020–21.

Furthermore, Kerr has been the only and first Australian women’s footballer to be named to the shortlist, also one of the only four to be nominated in all editions of the award.

10. Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
21 July 2021 – Sapporo, JPN
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Christine Sinclair goal celebration

The last on the list of the top 10 richest footballers is Sinclair, she is regarded to be the world’s all-time international leader goal scorer, of either sex with 188 goals. She is also one of the most-capped active international footballers with more than 300 caps.

She has achieved a lot including a gold Olympic medal, two Olympic bronze medals, and the CONCACAF champion title, while she is also a 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award. She is also the second footballer, both among men and women, to score at five World Cup editions, preceded by Marta.

Christine Sinclair has so far played in five FIFA Women’s World Cups since 2003, and also four Olympic Football Tournaments since 2008.